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"How Do We Build A Mass Movement to Reverse Runaway Inequality?" with Les Leopold, author of "Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice,"May 22, 2016, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 860 11th Ave. (Between 58th and 59th), New York City. Between The Lines' Scott Harris and Richard Hill moderated this workshop. Listen to the audio/slideshows and more from this workshop.
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"The Rogue World Order: Connecting the Dots Between Trump, Flynn, Bannon, Spencer, Dugin Putin," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Feb. 13, 2017
"Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017
"MSNBC Editor: Women's March is a Revival of the Progressive Movement," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 24, 2017
"Cornering Trump," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 19, 2017
"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016
"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016
"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016
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Posted Aug. 12, 2015
At least once a week, America wakes up to another police killing of an unarmed African American man or woman. The deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Eric Garner in New York City and many others at the hands of police gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement last year, which challenged a law enforcement and judicial system that was unresponsive to obvious cases of racial bias.
A panel discussion, titled, "Sorry, It's the Law," that was held on July 28th in New Haven, Connecticut, addressed the topic of race relations examined through the lens of police officer's behavior. Among the panelists were a criminal defense attorney, two African American members of the Connecticut General Assembly, a community activist, an official with the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and the New Haven Police Department's assistant police chief. Many stories were told about area citizens being stopped for the so called crime of "driving while black," including incidents where officers falsified the race of the person stopped in their report as white, in order to hide the common practice of racial profiling.
New Haven Assistant Police Chief Anthony Campbell, who is African American, has been a police officer for 18 years. In this excerpt from his talk, Campbell explains the psychological testing process used to weed out officers who may be unfit to serve. But although this testing is only conducted during the hiring process, he noted that once an officer is on the force, prejudices and hostility toward specific communities can change over time, which often leads to serious problems.
The forum was co-sponsored by My Brother's Keeper and the Anti-Racism Team of the Unitarian Society of New Haven at usnh.org.